Howdy all. I didn't want to read the last 15 pages to keep up. I read back a page. Jesusfreak listen to your body and stay hydrated always when hot or in the AC.
On the kid note son 1 spent 1 night in the hospital, one night in the bassanet in our room. The next day I got another window unit (his birthday was yesterday a little warm 4 years ago) and he has slept in his room since. He will NOT take a nap with me in our bed. Son 2 spent the 1st night/morning with us and that was it.
Coffee is on, putting in the canned cinnamon rolls.
Mowed at the farm yesterday. DH fixed the hay mower and prepped the equipment. We unloaded a wagon and DH wants to mow part of the hay this afternoon. Discovered about 40 bales we already had stacked is covered in mold.... it was put up dry...maybe the humidity??? Sucks... not much to do but keep moving forward. Hope we can make enough, fields look decent, lots of weeds yet but it's growing again, no more drought weather. And pray that no more molds...
Hot and humid here....hey, It's summer and pretty normal. This weekend is rest and do have to work. Prep for coming work week. This next 2 weeks are heavy, heavy hrs for work. Then a slack one. I'm thinking Plus, hmmm it will make an extra tractor payment! I'm looking at last 4 of those. Celebrate!
Made chicken and dumplings yesterday. Yum. Between that and other freezer ready meals....only heat and eat all week. Good girl. Don't feel like cooking after a 12 hr day.
Need to get moving. Have to mow yard later. Otherwise I'll have to weedeat a path to the barns! Yah rain! But the pastures are great!!! Save on feed bill month!
I will say this kids are a awesome blessing. Your never ready for. Even with five i am nervous about how to handle it but i learned to ignore that feeling because honestly its not helpful. Kids you figure out on the way you fail in some areas and firgure out what works for your child no child is the same and they all have difference. I have a few who would only go to sleep if they were held or rocked, one that would only sleep if he was held and one that even as a newborn wanted her space she would snuggle for a bit then cry because she was tired and wanted to go into her own bed. Certian ones only like certian toys, certian ones were allergic to diaper, different soaps you honestly will do just fine. Remeber to breath and its okay to not be the prefect mom or dad all the time. People will offer advice take what you think will work for you and the way you want to parent leave what doesnt. Its not about them (some will make it that way) its about whats best for your child and your family. Also even if you have no one to watch baby take time for your partner children capture mommys eye and attention so well we can get absorbed by being needed and forget that our partner need our time as well. Make special dinner watch a movie you watched before take a bath ect just make sure you take for each other. Another thing is baby and you dont need everything ever created for babies. Trash bags work just as well for dirty diapers as diaper pails the most expensie toys and carseats arent need just the ones that work. Enjoy every moment before long baby will be a toddler and the a kid and before you know it they grown. Enjoy the ride, cry when you need to, take a it all in stride life happens and you dont need to stress over everything. So what if the dishes arent done so what if laundry not done. Not all the house work will get done and thats fine. Take steps now to make life easy. If your going to breast feed (some people can and some cant that is not failure if baby fed your succeed) your going to need snacks. Premade meals whether homemade or frozen are life saviors along with premade snacks. Oh and you cant spoil a baby by holding it either i held all mine and non of the olders are spoiled brats. Thats bull and baby will end up sleeping through the night when they are ready to. Co sleep can help those who dont like being alone. And bed next to your bed is also very helpful and having diapers and extra clothes sheets right there as well diapers sometimes leak or while changing baby leaks or you breast leak normal things happen and its better for sleep tired parents to have things close so baby and you can both get sleep.
Two other things baby does not need every life experience swimming class, baby groups ect. Secondly find other mothers with children about the same age(number of kids doesnt matter) in your area can be helpful but also finding those with the similar parenting style is helpful to have someone to talk to. Dont go and try to hang out with another parent you cant stand there are parents that you will like out there find those and you can help them and they can help you figure things out some times they have good ideals that help and sometimes not but having someone sharing similar experience to talk to or vent to can be very helpful and make you realize its normal and your not crazy lol.also look up vaccines decide now what your okay with giving and what youe not and find a doctor that values your input and one who will take you seriously and will respect yalls choice for your child. A phd does not make doctors know everything and you dont need one that decides to tell you your a bad person ect because you choose not to give your child something you dont think is needed. I had one tell me i would kill my child if i didnt have or give them the wooping cough vaccine i found a new doctor. Dont let them bully you into making a decsion and if your having a boy do research on circumsion and yall decide if its right for your child dont let someone else make that choice. Make a birthing plan and write it down so partner can know what,yall agreed would be okay. Also remember that things can happen that change it but it helps when your there to have an idea of if you want them to give shots or not if you want certian things done ect.
That's great jesusfreak101 and by you I hope you mean you and your spouse make decisions. Also remember father and mother have two different roles and can handle things differently but have a conversation with each other on what you want.
One question to ask what do u want your kids to be ? How should we raise them to meet that goal?
Alot of people think long and hard to answer these questions. Then try to live threw their kids.
My answer. I want my kids to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I don't want my kids to be a burden to society and to take care of themselves and theirs. I don't care what they do or don't do in life but those two things.